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Dec 4, 2013

Types of Ayurvedic Kashayams for General Health Disorders


Kashayas
 are concentrated decoctions of raw medicines and their water soluble contents are the active ingredients. They have very important role in various treatments.

Learn about different types of Kashayams which helps in treating health disorders caused due to imbalance of vata, pitta and kapha.  The types of Kashayam used for treatments like fever, cold, paralysis, skin diseases, diabetes, anorexia, digestion, gynecological disorders etc..

Chandanadi Kashayam is is used in the treatment of fever, cough, thirst etc.  It is used mainly used in Pitta imbalance disorders like
Trushna – excessive thirst
Kasa – cold, cough
Jvara – fever
Rakta – bleeding disorders

Brahmi Drakshadi Kashayam is mainly used in the treatment of Vata imbalance disorders. It is used in all types of Vata disorders such as paralysis, myalgia, neuralgia etc.
It is also used to relieve burning sensation.

Patoladi Kashayam is mainly used for the treatment of skin diseases. 

Jivantyadi Kashayam is mainly used in the treatment of  fever with eruptions. It is also used in treating Chickenpox. It is used both for preventive and curative purposes.

Dasamulapanchakoladi Kahsayam is mainly used in the treatment of ascites. It is also used to bring about purgation.

Bala Punarnavadi Kashayam used in treating anorexia. It improves digestion and relieves bloating.

Gopanganadi Kashayam used in the treatment of Pitta type of fever, associated with burning sensation and excessive thirst.

Jambunishadi Kwath is used in the treatment of diabetes.

Stanya Shodhana Kashaya is used to cleanse and detox breast milk in mother. It helps to cleanse and detox breast milk production in mother. It is especially helpful when the infant is sick and mother’s milk needs to be detoxified.

Stanyajanana Kashaya is used to induce breast milk production in mother. It stimulates mammary glands to produce good amount of breast milk in lactating mothers.

Shwasahara Kashaya is used in the treatment of Asthma, bronchitis etc. It is used in the treatment of cold, cough, bronchitis asthma and such other chronic respiratory complaints.

Vatsakadi Kashay is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery, ulcerative colitis, bleeding intestinal disorders.

Mutra Sangrahaniya Kashaya is used in the treatment of polyurea and urinary tract disorders. It is used to treat urinary tract diseases, diabetes, frequent urination and infection.
Mutra Virechaniya Kashaya is used in the treatment of diseases of urinary tract. It helps to cleanse bladder and to relieve infection.

Mashabaladi Kashaya is used in the treatment of paralysis, facial palsy, neck rigidity, tinnitus etc. 

Phalatrikadi Kwath  is widely used in treating fever, vomiting, gastritis, dyspepsia.

Pathyadi Kadha is widely used in treating all types of headache. Migraine, vascular headache, earache, toothache, night blindness, eye pain, eye disorders related with inflammation and vision disturbances.

Dhanya Panchak Kwath is used in the treatment of indigestion, malabsorption, dysentery, diarrhoea  etc.

Devdarvadi Kashaya is used in the treatment of asthma, respiratory disorders, abdominal colic, dizziness, headache, excessive irrelevant talk, excessive burning sensation, diarrhoea, tiredness, vomiting.

Darvyadi Kashaya is used in the treatment of gynaecological disorders like menorrhgia, metrorrhagia, dysmenorrhoea, leucorrhoea etc.

Triphala Kwath is used in the treatment of eye disorders, oral ulcers, liver diseases etc. It is a simple and effective combination of three fruits. 

You can buy Kashyams from any ayurvedic clinic near your place or you can buy online.
Some reference sites are:http://kottakkalonline.com/
http://www.nirogam.com/
http://www.kottakkalusa.com/
http://www.kairaliproducts.in/
http://www.nagarjunpharma.com/
http://www.kevaayurveda.com/

Jan 22, 2013

Ayurveda Panchakarma, the Latest Health Trend


First, it was yoga. Then, it was gyms. 'Spinning' as a form of exercise then took over as the new rage. Soon, power yoga, artistic yoga and martial arts infiltrated the fad circles.

And now, it's the time of the AyurvedaPanchakarma to bask in the limelight. Well-known faces of the city's social circuit seem to be quite taken up by the five detoxification processes (Panchakarma). We've heard of quite a few of them giving it a shot — Neerav and Kinnary Panchamia, Ekta Shah Manjrekar, Channda Patil to name a few.That people are weight and fitness conscious is a known fact. And when a fitness regime seems to work, word spreads. Panchakarma is the detoxification of the body and mind, we're told. Fashion designer Kinnary Panchamia says, "I had heard a lot about it from friends. When your body is feeling clogged and heavy, this helps it detoxify." Kinnary and her husband Neerav did one of the Panchakarma processes a couple of weeks back. "You can't imagine the toxins that your body can have!" quips Kinnary. While the processes are different, the result is the same — purification, she points out.

"The doctors rightly advise you about what process suits you better and what you are ready for. It's a seven-nine day process and it purifies your blood and body," she says.Kinnary says the primary result is that one's body feels light and functions better. "You feel energised and all the laziness disappears. I feel very positive. Before the process, you're even put on a light diet." Even restaurateur Kunal Shetty agrees. "It's very cleansing. Your energy levels increase and you don't feel like eating junk," he says.Shubhika Narayan, a marketing manager with a firm, also tried Panchakarma in April this year after her friends did it. "I saw a world of difference in them which is when I realised that it's time to get my act together and focus on my health," she says. It's also more mental than physical, she feels. "You tend to concentrate on what you eat and realise what you're putting your body through. It makes you want to eat right and focus on your self.

Today, we all lead lifestyles wherein we don't sleep enough and don't have that push to work out. This gives you that push to be healthy," she adds.Both Shubhika and Kinnary tried the process in groups. It gets easier when you know your friends are doing it too, they say. "In fact, six of us did it together," Kinnary says.Another common friend of theirs, Channda Patil, entrepreneur and social worker, says Panchakarma is on the cards for her. "Everybody's doing it! We eat so much junk food and meat that it seems like a good idea to go on a 12-day detoxification process," she says. And, an added advantage is that one also tends to lose weight as all the dirt and toxins are pushed out.

"You lose the unnecessary junk stored in the body so it's a win-win situation," she adds. Well, seems like it has quite a grip on the city. nupur.chaudhuri@timesgroup.com

Feb 24, 2012

Kashayams(kwatha) or Decoctions, Varadi Kashayam for Weight Loss

Kashayas are concentrated decoctions of raw medicines and their water soluble contents are the active ingredients. They have very important role in treatment. These Kashayams are prepared such a way so that 25 ml medicine contains active ingredients of 60 gm of raw medicine. So the usual dosage is 12 ml medicine to be taken twice daily after diluting with 50 ml of boiled and cooled water.

Kashayams are magical medicinal drinks conjured with a few simple kitchen ingredients. Think of a singular drink that takes less than 5 minutes to cook and that can cure nausea, drive away cold, take care of that nagging lack of appetite or those digestion problems after an unnecessary binge – that’s a typical Kashayam for you.

Ingredients
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper Corns – 1/2 tsp
Coriander Seeds – 1 tsp
Jeera (Cumin) – 1/2 tsp
Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
Honey – 2 tsp (adjust to taste)
Water – 3/4 cup

Method
  1. In a dry skillet on medium heat, roast the ajwain, black pepper corns, coriander seeds and jeera till you get an aroma.
  2. Skin the Ginger piece and crush. Add water and followed by ginger to the rest of the ingredients in the skillet.
  3. Let it simmer till the water is reduced to 1/2 cup.
  4. Strain the kashayam. Add honey and serve warm.
Varadi Kashayam – An Effective Ayurveda Weight Loss Remedy
Varadi Kashayam is a traditional Ayurvedic medicine. It has its roots in Kerala Ayurveda system of practice. This herbal decoction preparation is widely used in southern part of India in the treatment of obesity.

Warning: Do not take this product without the consent of your Ayurvedic doctor. The description here is only for the purpose of information and knowledge.

Varadi kashayam is also known as Varadi Kashay, Varadi kashayam, Varadi Kasayam etc.
The word meaning of ‘Vara’ is ‘great’. In Ayurvedic terminology, Vara is often used to suggest Triphala. – the group of three fruits.

Kashaya refers to water decoction or herbal tea

Varadi kashayam uses - 
Varadi Kashayam is extensively used in the treatment of obesity.

Varadi Kashayam Dosage - 
If you have brought the Kashaya from an Ayurvedic store, usually the Kashaya will be concentrated. Please check the dosage in the label.

Generally, if the Kashaya is concentrated, 5 ml of the kashaya is added with 5 ml of luke warm water, mixed well, and taken orally, two times a day.

Half a spoon of honey should also be taken along with this Kashaya. (As per the traditional textual reference).

This is usually on empty stomach, either in early morning and evening hours, or generally before food.
Your doctor will be the best judge on dosage and time of intake.

Varadi Kashaya possible side effects - 
A few may experience stomach uneasiness, burning sensation in stomach or lose stools.
If you experience anything as such, start taking it after food or consult your doctor.

How long to take? 
Up to one month.

Varadi Kashaya ingredients - 
Triphala -
Amla – Emblica officinalis
Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica
Loha patra – Iron (Herbal processed Iron foils are kept dipped in the Kashaya for a few days. A few companies add Loha bhasma (medicated iron ash powder) to it, in place of iron foils)
Haridra (Curcuma longa)
water
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